Sikorsky S-43/JRS-1 Amphibian Zoom

Sikorsky S-43/JRS-1 Amphibian

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Here is a rare look at the Sikorsky S-43/JRS-1 "Baby Clippers" flown by Pan American Airways in the 1930s, and by the US Navy during WWII. The Navy's JRS-1 flying boats survived the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, and currently, one of those historic surviving aircraft is now being restored by the Smithsonian's Udvar-Hazy Center.

Fifty-three S-43/JRS-1 "Baby Clippers" were produced (31 civil, 15 Navy, two Marine, and five USAAC). The book covers all users including civilian and post war users. Ten of the Navy's JRS-1s were at Pearl Harbor on December 7, all survived the attack and one, BuNo 1063, is undergoing restoration at the Smithsonian today. Two civil S-43s have also survived, one originally owned by Howard Hughes and one at the Pima Air and Space Museum (painted as a Marine JRS-1).

Pages: 100
Size: 8.5 X 11 (inches)
Format: Paperback
Illustrations: 3 color, 232 b/w, 8 drawings
Publisher: Steve Ginter
ISBN: 9780996825856
Product Code: GB585